Cultural diversity has a positive impact on innovation

Cultural diversity offers valuable opportunities – such as helping companies increase their innovative power. As the study we conducted for the 2018 Reinhard Mohn Prize shows: Businesses that hire people of diverse cultural backgrounds are better positioned to develop ideas for new products, services and processes. Companies, however, are not yet living cultural diversity to the same degree.

Strengthening Economies

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International Survey

People want a Safety Net for Globalization and Trade

Since Donald Trump became US President, the commitment to free trade is no longer self-evident. In many countries it made way for a protectionist reflex, not only in the US. But are the citizens buying this new narrative? Our international survey analyses what people actually think about globalization, trade and protectionism. read more

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Vision Europe Summit 2017

Recommendations to make everybody benefit from globalization

The participants of the Vision Europe Summit made recommendations in order to turn more people into winners of globalization. read more

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Policy Recommendations

Prosperity for all? Germany needs a new inclusive economic policy

If prosperity is to be shared by everyone, the country needs a sustainable, inclusive growth model. Our publication shows how this is can be achieved. read more

Improving Education

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Recognizing non-formal and informal competences

A new study shows: European countries need a binding validation system for non-formally or informally acquired competences. read more

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Indian high-skilled migrants and international students in Germany

Since a few years more and more Indian students and experts are coming to Germany. Our study examines their motivations and intentions of stay. read more

Advancing Society

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International Research

Learning from the World: Liz Mohn in the good practice city of Mechelen

The Belgian city of Mechelen is showing the way forward in efforts to live well together in diversity. While visiting the city, Liz Mohn was introduced to its diversity strategies. read more

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Joachim Gauck receives 2018 Reinhard Mohn Prize

This year's Reinhard Mohn Prize on the topic of "Living Diversity - Shaping Society" goes to former German President Joachim Gauck. read more


Book Publication

What Holds Asian Societies Together?

Many Asian economies are expanding rapidly and growing ever more complex. At the same time, however, social problems are also increasing in South, Southeast, and East Asia. So what about the social cohasion in this region? read more

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Social Justice Index

Recovery on the labour market improves social justice in the EU

Since the financial crisis began in 2008, the opportunities for people to participate in society worsened considerably in most EU states. But now a new trend is emerging. read more

Vitalizing Culture

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Mezzo-Soprano Svetlina Stoyanova from Bulgaria and Bass Cho ChanHee from South Korea, winner of 2017 NEUE STIMMEN, with Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer, chairman of the jury.

Singing Competition

Svetlina Stoyanova and Cho ChanHee win 2017 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition

Mezzo-Soprano Svetlina Stoyanova from Bulgaria and Bass Cho ChanHee from South Korea are the winners of the 17. International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN. read more

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Singing Competition

NEUE STIMMEN celebrates 30th anniversary and further develops support for young opera singers

In 2017, NEUE STIMMEN is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its founding, the competition has become an international platform for creating careers. read more

Shaping Democracy

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Poland's disoriented EU policy

Poland's declining democratic credentials have sparked a growing distance with the rest of the EU. And there is scant sign that bridges will be built any time soon. read more


GED Economic Outlook: Japan

The GED Project is launching a new series: GED Economic Outlook. In this series, we will look at what the future might bring for countries or ... read more

Promoting Health

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The Digital Patient

Whereas all healthcare stakeholders agree that digitization is changing their field, there are many different views regarding the opportunities and limits inherent to this trend. Our project offers studies, strategic action plans and forums for debate. read more

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The nursing-care industry in Germany is struggling with international recruitment efforts

German companies remain reluctant to pro-actively recruit foreign workers. However, that is precisely what is needed today, as the example of the nursing-care industry in Germany makes clear. read more